The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Introduction to Cancer Genetics
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Columbus, OH

Introduction to Cancer Genetics

Learn about the evolving and promising field of human genetics!

In the last several years, we have seen tremendous advancements in our understanding of hereditary cancer susceptibility syndromes. Heather Hampel, a genetics counselor at The Ohio State University, will provide an overview of common hereditary cancer syndromes. She will discuss the importance of knowing your family history, and whether you might benefit from cancer genetic counseling.

Can’t be there in-person? You can register to get access to the live stream of this event from your tablet or computer. When register, just select “Live stream.”

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

11:30 a.m. Registration and lunch
Noon to 1 p.m. Program

Fawcett Event Center
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Directions | Parking


$12.50 per person includes lunch
Live-stream service is complimentary

Featured Speaker

Heather Hampel Heather is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Associate Director of the Division of Human Genetics. She was the study coordinator for the Columbus-area Lynch syndrome study, which determined the frequency of Lynch syndrome among newly diagnosed patients with these cancers. She is now the PI of the Ohio Colorectal Cancer Prevention. Heather was the Region IV Representative on the Board of Directors of the National Society of Genetic Counselors in 2003-2004. She was on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Genetic Counseling from 2006-2011, serving as President in 2009 and 2010. She was elected to the Steering Committee of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable in 2016. She has been on the Council of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer since 2016, was president from 2017-2018 and is currently the past-president.

About Buckeye Smart

Buckeye Smart: Central Ohio Speaker Series is a lunch-and-learn experience hosted by The Ohio State University Alumni Association. Let Ohio State’s experts teach you about the university’s latest research, newest innovations and best-kept secrets!

Be sure to save the date for our upcoming Buckeye Smart presentations:

December 10, 2019
January 14, 2020
February 18, 2020

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This event is currently at capacity.


Please contact the alumni association at or 800-762-5646.